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How doctors end up with their specialisation
 

How doctors end up with their specialisation

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How do doctors end up with their specialisation? MIMS asked a handful of Philippine doctors to share their anecdotes and found their answers both interesting and insightful.
 
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20 Oct 2016 - General
 
Unlike Dr. Atienza-De Leon I do not want to do everything. I want to be in a focused field and concentrate on just that. I like to be able to be the master of certain field instead of bits and pieces of everything but not knowing "everything". I hope I am driving my point there well enough hehe. I have always loved surgery and despite its demanding life style I cannot imagine myself doing other work. I tried to look into maybe doing family medicine, as there is some surgery in there, o...
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I can relate to a lot of insight that were shared in the article. Like Dr. Atienza-de leon, after finishing clerkship or internship, most doctors "want to do everything". Being exposed to various specialties can easily make one confused in choosing one's career path. On a personal note, I became a doctor because of my passion for cardiothoracic surgery. However like Dr Mendoza, I also realized that the specialty is not for me. As I went through clerkship, internship and pre-residen...
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I think specializing in a certain field is the best thing to do, Knowing more than you should can help in further diagnosing an illness much accurately. To make things simple, general public would definitely look for a specialist to get their problem treated. Assuming a doctor with no in-depth knowledge on cardio or dermatology but needs to treat a patient with those problems, definitely the doctor will refer the patient to a specialist dealing with those specialties so that patient can be diagn...
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